Monday, June 29, 2009
The pleasure that is Dries Van Noten
This, for me, is what makes Dries Van Noten's Spring 2010 collection both sensually satisfying and thought provoking. Take for example how the ethnic print on the handmade pocket square above contrasts vividly against the micro check of the coat. Also how the patent, buckled slip-ons meet the blue ikat pants.
Besides the mix of patterns and fabrics, there are quirks and flourishes. Notice that there are no loopholes for the waistband. Everything becomes relaxed and casual. Even with the strong juxtapositions, nothing seems contrived.
Dolce & Gabbana's pajama suits.
It is this abandon to the senses that single out this collection, the external expression of personal enjoyment.